Definitions for vernacularvərˈnæk yə lər, vəˈnæk-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular(noun)

    a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

    "they don't speak our lingo"

  2. vernacular(adj)

    the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

  3. common, vernacular, vulgar(adj)

    being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

    "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. vernacular(Noun)

    The language of a people, a national language.

    The vernacular of the United States is English.

  2. vernacular(Noun)

    Everyday speech, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary or liturgical language.

    Street vernacular can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere.

  3. vernacular(Noun)

    Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot.

    For those of a certain age, hiphop vernacular might just as well be a foreign language.

  4. vernacular(Noun)

    The indigenous language of a people, into which the words of the Roman Catholic mass are translated.

    Vatican II allowed the celebration of the mass in the vernacular.

  5. vernacular(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to everyday language.

  6. Origin: From vernaculus, from verna.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vernacular(adj)

    belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; -- now used chiefly of language; as, English is our vernacular language

  2. Vernacular(noun)

    the vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality

  3. Origin: [L. vernaculus born in one's house, native, fr. verna a slave born in his master's house, a native, probably akin to Skr. vas to dwell, E. was.]

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  1. Vernacular

    A vernacular is the native language or native dialect of a specific population, as opposed to a language of wider communication that is a second language or foreign language to the population, such as a national language, standard language, or lingua franca.


Translations for vernacular

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  • daglig tale, national sprogDanish
  • Amtssprache, Umgangssprache, Volkssprache, Dialekt, IdiomGerman
  • ιδίωμα, δημώδης, διάλεκτος, ντοπιολαλιάGreek
  • dialecto, vernáculo, idiomaSpanish
  • kansalliskieli, kansankielinen, arkikieli, slangi, kansankieli, puhekieli, arkikielinenFinnish
  • patois, dialecte, langue nationale, langue vulgaire, idiome, vernaculaireFrench
  • teanga logánta, teanga na coitiantachta, teanga na háite, dúchasach, teanga choiteann, teanga dhúchais, teanga an phobailIrish
  • [[խոսակցական]] [[լեզու]], [[մայրենի]] [[լեզու]], [[ժողովրդական]] [[լեզու]]Armenian
  • lingua vulgarInterlingua
  • þjóðtungu-, þjóðtungaIcelandic
  • vernacolare, dialetto, idiomaItalian
  • 方言Japanese
  • 사투리, 방언Korean
  • vernacularis, vernaculusLatin
  • ËmgangssproochLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • volksmond, volkstaal, spreektaal, omgangstaal, landstaalDutch
  • dagligtaleNorwegian
  • język wernakularny, język rodzimy, język potoczny, język narodowy, wernakularny, rodzimy, dialekt, narzeczePolish
  • vernáculo, vernacular, falaPortuguese
  • народный язык, просторечный, народный, разговорный, местный, просторечие, профессиональный жаргон, местный диалектRussian
  • vardagsspråk, folkspråkSwedish
  • konuşma dili, ulusal dilTurkish
  • komunapükVolapük

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